With the blogs of Dustin Curtis, Gregory Wood and Jason Santa Maria as examples (each worthy of your time, by the way), Smashing Magazine looks at blogs designed like magazines,* discussingÂ what these ‘blogazines’ mean for the future of boring blog posts.
Dustin Curtis had this to say on the drawbacks of designing like this on the web:
The biggest disadvantage is that CSS and HTML are terrible technologies that weren’t designed for page layout. They were designed for structured content presentation, like for a newspaper, where all the elements throughout the website are the same and are re-used. But I’m trying to make a magazine, where the content and presentation are inextricably mixed and unique.
* A blog where each post is unique in terms of design and presentation, and where the content and design are one and the same.